Dr. Stanley Ward

How to Beat Burnout for Yourself, Your Clients, and Their Organizations

June 17 | 2:00pm EDT

Burnout occurs when there is a mismatch between the demands of the job and the resources available to meet those needs. People were already feeling this mismatch before 2020, and after over a year of pandemic, political unrest, and economic challenges, that “mismatch” is everywhere. For example:

  • The World Health Organization labeled burnout a “workplace phenomenon” in 2019. 
  • Gallup’s 2019 survey reported that 28% of full time employees reported feeling burned out at work “very often” or “always.” All together, 76% of employees reported feeling burned out at least “sometimes.”
  • Gallup explains that workers feel “overwhelmed by competing demands and conflicting expectations. And technology … has blurred the lines between work and home.”

There is both great need and great opportunity for coaches who want to address burnout issues. Because “you can’t give what you don’t have,” coaches need a basic understanding of the difference between “burnout” and “worn out,” as well as a model to help both themselves and their clients avoid burnout.

This workshop will focus on addressing burnout for coaches, their clients, and the organizations those clients lead. Part one will focus on coaches. Because “burnout” has become a buzzword over the last few years, coaches will first learn how to distinguish between “burnout” and “worn out.” Then coaches will learn how to assess themselves for where they are on the burnout continuum. After that self assessment, coaches will discover additional assessment tools that can provide both a measurement of where individuals are on the burnout continuum and specific action items for addressing those concerns.

Part two of the workshop will address burnout for clients. Because burnout issues overlap assumptions about the nature of “work” and “success,” the workshop will address how to help clients see those assumptions more clearly and better understand how to take action on them. Then the workshop will provide a model for motivating clients for self care.

Once these two foundations are in place, the workshop will then provide a brief conversation on addressing the ROI for addressing burnout in organizations. 


  • How to distinguish between burnout and worn out
  • A model that coaches can use for self-assessment on the burnout continuum
  • Additional recommended assessments for addressing burnout
  • How to address objections leaders have for self-care
  • The ROI for addressing burnout